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R.L. Stevenson’s Weir of Hermiston Part 1

Stevenson's final novel - a story of family rebellion and forbidden love - set in Edinburgh and the Borders in the early 19th century. Stars Phyllis Logan and Jack Lowden.

1/2. A powerful story of family rebellion and forbidden love - set in Edinburgh and the Borders in the early 19th century. Stevenson died halfway through writing the novel - but, using the author’s notes, Colin MacDonald’s dramatisation completes the tragic story of the conflicts within the Weir family. Eager young law student, Archie Weir, publicly denounces the capital punishment favoured by his father, “hanging judge”, Lord Hermiston.

Kirstie…………………………………..PHYLLIS LOGAN
Archie Weir………………………...JACK LOWDEN
Young Archie…………………….…BILLY THOMSON
Lord Hermiston …………………..PAUL YOUNG
Frank Innes ………………….……...FINN DEN HERTOG
Jean Weir.………………………….....KAREN BARTKE
Christina Elliot…..………………….HELEN MACKAY
Davie Leslie………………..……......SIMON TAIT
Glenalmond/Forbes……………..KENNY BLYTH
Miller/ Laidlaw .............................ALASDAIR HANKINSON
Pringle /Jopp ………………………..OWEN WHITELAW
Other parts played by the cast.

Producer/Director : Bruce Young

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57 minutes

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  • Sun 19 Apr 2020 15:00

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